Deadlines: News roundup 8/12/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 12 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the feed to your RSS reader for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

Well, my prayers have finally been answered. A company called DoubleBear Productions is working on a turn-based, single-player computer zombie apocalypse RPG focused on survival and interactions between the survivors. As one of the designers puts it, “Unlike other games that are just about blasting zombies, the difficulties in this game stem from dealing with the other personalities in the group, the threats from outside the group, and the dangers of daily existence in the absence of law and the presence of desperate humans and persistent undead. It’s more about the humans than the zombies.” Oh.Hell.Yes. (The Escapist)

Speaking of prayers? The excellent Walking Dead comic series is in development as a TV series for AMC. If any series could make for compelling zombie TV, it’s this one — I couldn’t be more excited (Oh.Hell.Yes.Pt.2). Frank Darabont is set to write and diect, Gale Ann Hurd to produce (less exciting, but workable). (Variety)

In honor of I Sell the Dead hitting VOD today (check your local cable listings), how about a making-of video and statement from the director? It’s not embeddable, sorry. (Fangoria)

Spend $10 at ThinkGeek, get a free, ten-year anniversary zombie monkey shirt? Yes please! (Zombie Examiner)

Curious what’s going on with Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated, the collaborative animation/film project that reinvents George Romero’s OZ classic? Well, there’s a buttload of news — coloring contests, calls for comics, screening info, the works. (Dread Cental)

More zombie ants? Sure, you can never have enough. (Live Science)

Deadlines: News roundup 8/10/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 10 - 2009

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Another festival I can’t afford to attend, the Austin, Texas-based Fantastic Fest (September 24 to October 1), has announced a buttload of new content that will be there. Some highlights: Zombieland, George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead, Yesterday (about a flu virus zombie apocalypse) and Doghouse comprise the zombie-related stuff. (Film School Rejects)

Bruce LaBruce, of Otto; or Up with Dead People fame (review here), is returning to the land of Zed for his next feature, a hardcore gay porn/zombie flick called LA Zombie and he just wrapped the first day’s shoot over the weekend. (Quiet Earth)

Comic book representation of President Obama as a zombie-slayer called President Evil? Sure, that sounds about right as the fourth seal of the apocalypse (the inevitable zombie apocalypse, that is). (Telegraph.co.uk)

The post-apocalypse film I Spit on Your Rave tried for a world-record zombie appearance and unofficially got it at 4,026. Pics and video at the link. (Zombie Command)

Speaking of I Spit on Your Rave, the everything-post-apocalyptic site Quiet Earth dug up a trailer, which is embedded after the break. (Quiet Earth)

People of the U.K. can enjoy I Sell the Dead on DVD come November 2 for £15.99 or Blu-ray for £24.99. (Horror-Movies.ca)

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Deadlines: News roundup 8/5/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 5 - 2009

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There’s a new, R-rated trailer for Zombieland. Naturally, I embedded it for you after the break. (Sci Fi Wire)

I hadn’t seen anything to make me think so before, but the Dylan Dog comic-to-film adaptation Dead of Night will have zombies, says this Q&A. (io9)

Japanese fantasy/zombie/martial arts epic Versus looks to be getting remade as an animated series. Quiet Earth has a few details and some concept art. (Quiet Earth)

The packaging for the Blu-ray edition of Shaun of the Dead has been revealed. It looks a lot like the DVD packaging, only with that funky Blu-ray size/shape and blue edging. Whoopee. Some details on extra features, too, which look suspiciously similar to the special features on my years-old DVD release. (DVD Active)

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Deadlines: News roundup highlights 7/29/09-8/4/2009

Posted by Cory Casciato On August - 4 - 2009

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I’m back from vacation, refreshed and ready to get back to providing your daily zombie fixes of both of news and original content. If you’re visiting for the first time from the Onion AV Club, welcome. I hope you find all your zombie related needs fulfilled here. Drop me a line telling me what you’d like to see if you don’t. Now, on with a special highlights version of the news post, covering the time I was gone. We’ll be back with daily updates starting tomorrow, supposing my Internet gets fixed in time.

Zombies are hitting the boob tube, via the show Medium. The plan is to do a mashup that inserts lead Patricia Arquette’s character into George A. Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead. Nicely played, Medium producers. Now I have to watch at least one episode of your show. (The Live Feed)

Need another peek at REC 2? The third teaser trailer is embedded after the break and it looks … okay. The final trailer for I Sell the Dead (it’s coming August 7) looks charming and can also be found after the break. (Dread Central)

Just because Left 4 Dead 2 is on its way doesn’t mean that Left 4 Dead is, uh, dead. Nope, it has some sweet, new downloadable content called “Crash Course” coming in September. This new one, set between the “No Mercy” and “Death Toll” campaigns, is aimed primarily at Versus mode players, but has stuff for all. (Kotaku)

As a music writer (that’s my main gig, folks) who is zombie obsessed, I cannot help but be a little intrigued by Paul is Undead, a book that asks, “What if John Lennon had become a zombie before forming the Beatles.” What if, indeed. (io9)

Sit down for a lengthy chat with the stars and creative team of Zombieland. (MoviesOnline.ca)

If you wanted to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but thought, “Nah, too many words, not enough pictures,” your day has nearly arrived. The graphic novel version has been announced. (Publishers Weekly)

Well, that’s the big stuff from the last few days. See you all tomorrow with more news and content!

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/27/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 27 - 2009

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If you loved zombies-in-space epic Dead Space but found yourself wishing, “Gosh, I wish I could just watch this instead of playing it,” you are in luck. The film version is coming. (MTV Movies blog)

And if that news has you excited, you can dig deeper with this Variety piece on the upcoming Dead Space movie, which names DJ Caruso as the director and also has a few more minor details for the hardcore fan. (Variety)

The movie adaptation of awesome novel World War Z marches ever deeper into the waters of development hell as it is announced that Paramount Pictures is seeking a new director (remember, just a while ago, they announced a new screenwriter). Is anyone surprised? This movie is going to be a beast to make and my guess is it will eat several more directors, screenwriters, cadres of producers and maybe a studio or two before  we ever see it. (Bloody Disgusting)

Get some more info on World War Z from the man himself, author Max Brooks. It’s a video and it’s embedded after the jump. (via Fangoria)

If you prefer having movies described to you to actually waiting to see them, enjoy this blow-by-blow account of a couple of scenes from Zombieland. (io9)

Or maybe you’d like some interviews with Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer or star Jesse Eisenberg? Click here, or just watch the embedded interviews after the break. (Horror Squad)

Now that British microbudget zombie film Colin has been picked up for theatrical distribution, the BBC speaks with director Marc Price. (BBC)

The iconic “sweater zombie” from Dawn of the Dead is dead. RIP Clayton Hill, we’ll see you again when there’s no more room in hell. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Enjoy an impressive act of San Diego Comic Con cosplay nerdery, as some dude gets all gussied up as a Left 4 Dead Tank — his companions, dressed as Zoe and Bill, had it way easier. (Kotaku)

Three images from French zombie/gangster/cop epic The Horde appeared — Bloody Disgusting has them for you. (Bloody Disgusting)

Cutesy monster toys from Mezco, including a zombie, emerge from Comic Con. (Bloody Disgusting)

Vampires and zombies and mutants, oh my! Marvel Comics has an X-Men/X-Force/New Mutants storyline with some zombies coming up soon. (io9)

If you’re eagerly awaiting Deadlands 2: Trapped, you’ll be thrilled with the details of the upcoming release. (Horror-Movies.ca)

For comparing their game Zombie School to real school shooting, iPhone developer Retarded Arts (classy name, guys) had their app pulled from the store. Brilliant. (Zombie Command)

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Deadlines: News roundup 7/15/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 15 - 2009

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Oh good, the Army is figuring out a way to combine zombies and robots (actually, corpse-eating robots, but close enough). This can’t end badly… (io9)

Zombie cinema goes retro in Doctor “S” Battles the Sex Crazed Reefer Zombies, a black-and-white, ’50s style movie with a modern edge about a doctor fighting off zombies created through government attempts to create the ultimate solider. It’s screening at the Brainwash Festival in Oakdale, Ca. on July 18. (Undead Backbrain via Quiet Earth)

If you’re all stoked for one of the midnight screenings of hot zombie-girl flick Deadgirl July 24-25, get more excited because the list of guests at those showings (including the directors, writer and stars) is here. (Fangoria)

DC brings back a bunch of dead superheroes as undead superheroes in Blackest Night, which apparently is just starting. You can get a handy primer on what it’s all about here. (io9)

How about a sneak peek at the Zombieland teaser poster? (Horror-Movies.ca)

Gaze upon the awesomeness of this promo shirt for Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles that’s being given out at San Diego Comic Con and know that I will owe the world’s biggest favor to anyone that can get me one. (Coathangr)

Deadlines: News roundup 7/14/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On July - 14 - 2009

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Comics will get a new zombie heroine in Gwen Dylan, girl zombie detective, when I, Zombie comes out from Vertigo/DC sometime next year. It’s set in a world full of classic horror tropes (vampires, werewolves, etc.), with the inevitable twist. Can’t wait that long for info? There’s a panel at San Diego Comic COn that should give you some more data. (Dread Central)

John Carpenter gets collected, as The Thing, Prince of Darkness, They Live and Village Of The Damned get bundled for the $20 Master of Fear collection. That’s a lot of Carpenter, including the oddball zombie flick Prince of Darkness, for $20! (DVD Active)

Stephen King’s tech-zombie book Cell looks to become a TV miniseries. (Dread Central)

Another zombie comedy is coming in The Gatekeeper, a film about three friends defending their town from a zombie outbreak. Directed by the second-unit director of the Day of the Dead remake, it’s off to a fine start… (Fangoria)

Trade mag Publishers Weekly weighs in on the surge in zombie popularity. My take: finally the world realized that zombies are fucking awesome. How much more of an explanation do you need? (Publishers Weekly)

And finally, you may have noticed posting have been thin on the ground here at the ol’ Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. If you care why, click that “more” link and read all about it…

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/23/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 23 - 2009

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On July 24 Deadgirl will come to a handful of theaters in major metropolitan areas, including LA, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Austin and Seattle, for  a midnight showing. The movie, about two teenage friends who find a beautiful zombie tied up in the basement of an abandoned mental institution, was well received on the festival circuit. I guess we’ll see if it does as well with general horror audiences. (Bloody Disgusting)

David Wellington (author of future classic Monster Island, reviewed here), Jonathan Maberry (Patient Zero) and Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) will be writing the next iteration of Marvel Zombies. If anything could draw me back to that soap opera, it’s Wellington. (Comic Book Resources)

Got some extra money you want to use to fund a zombie movie? Consider throwing some of it to the makers of The Lawless: Hell on Earth so they can actually make their movie. It’s a movie where zombies have taken over, but people are still the scariest thing around (eh, that’s pretty much every good zombie apocalypse movie). (Quiet Earth)

After the break, see a trailer for Deadlands 2: Trapped (thanks to Horror-Movies.ca for the tip) and the entire short film See the Dead (courtesy of Dread Central) from filmmaker Robert W. Filion.

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Deadlines: News roundup 6/11/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On June - 11 - 2009

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A daily roundup of all the undead news that shambles into view… Bookmark the home page or add the feed to your RSS for your daily dose of walking dead. Got news tips? E-mail me at cory.casciato[AT]gmail.com.

David Hayter — who did the screenplays of Watchmen and X-Men — is tackling the screenplay for the film adaptation of zombie comic Deadworld, which focuses on the zombies as protagonists for a change. Could be cool… (Variety)

Take a break from speculating about and looking forward to Left 4 Dead 2 to appreciate the fine interaction in Left 4 Dead via this insightful analysis of the complex interplay of the game’s zombies. (Gamasutra)

If you prefer your zombie-shooting games as top-down, twin-stick shooters a la Robotron, check out this preview of Zombie Apocalypse. (Kotaku)

Take a trip to Pittsburgh and check out some of the locations Dawn of the Dead was shot with “Horror’s Hallowed Grounds,” a photo essay series. (Bloody Disgusting)

Deadlines: News roundup 5/21/09

Posted by Cory Casciato On May - 21 - 2009

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Stealing from the dead is never a hot idea, because as every reader of this site knows, sometimes they refuse to stay dead. Six crooks learn that the hard way in The Crypt (coming June 25), and you can get a taste of it with the trailer, embedded after the break. (Dread Central)

Cannes is generating a buzz for Colin, a microbudget (under $100 if the makers are to be believed!) zombie think piece told from the point of view of a zombie that’s trying to figure out what’s happened to him. It’s a brilliant idea that’s been tried, with limited success, a few times before. Hopefully more info (like a distributor and/or release date) will come out soon. (Times Online)

If you are a Boston resident, you can rest easy knowing your police department is firmly committed to giving you the truth if and when a zombie attack occurs. (Dumb as a Blog)

If you’ve never heard of Zombie Tales 2061, a unique zombie comic that tells of undead supremacy in the far future, your chance to catch up is nigh as a collection of the three short tales that make up the saga is coming this July. You can watch an interview with the writer (Oscar-nominated screenwriter Kim Krizan) and see a ten-page preview here. (Comic Book Resources)

The cover art for the September 25 release of Creepshow on BluRay has been revealed. And it is exactly the old cover art, which is fine. Also, no special features, which is bullshit since there are pre-existing special features that could be added and they are going to ask us to pony up a premium for the hi-def. Why do studios do this? (Dread Central)

In case you were wondering, there was nothing else posted today, just this news post. Fear not, there’s more stuff coming soon.

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